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Eric Hyer
Professor in the Political Science department
at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
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Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
3.7
Easiness
2.9
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13 Student Ratings
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06/04/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL SCI 385 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Doctor Hyer has a thorough knowledge of East Asian international relations and his lectures are interesting. Unfortunately, he offers far too much information diluting the sense of what aspects are important. He has very little sense of proportion and assigns enormous amounts of reading to quiz you on without indicating what should be studied.

05/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Pols353 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Class was easy. Two book summaries, two tests, and a 10 page paper make up the grade. I never once touched the books (except for the ones you have to do summaries for). If you show up to class, take good notes, and study those notes the class is a cake walk. Professor Hyer is also very helpful and his lectures are clear and very informative.

12/15/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PLSC388 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy, liked the lectures (although he goes off on tangents). Take good notes and the tests aren't too bad. He is very helpful!

06/23/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PLSC385 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Takes the time to help out students. Tests were essay format, and a little nitpicky. The format of the class is a little odd. He spent two weeks on suicide bombing which, for a class on international conflict, seemed a little much.You don't really learn a lot in his class. He could have taught everything we learned that semester in one class.

01/06/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PLSC385 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He knows a lot but not good at teaching. You never know what will be on the test because he goes on lot of stuffs.

02/13/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
plsc 385 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is left leaning but it's definitely a fresh perspective at BYU. His tests are papers. There is a lot of reading in the class but you don't have to do any reserach. He also has a good sense of humor.

02/05/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PLSC 353, 388 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very easy; drop good notes and study your notes well; if you do so, you will get an A- at least.

01/11/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
470 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is an amazing teacher, and willing to help anytime through email, or face to face. for a 400 level it is adequate reading with commonsense homework. He tries to keep the 2 1/2 hr. down, and interesting so we dont fall asleep. Few papers, capstone paper and presentation. Also class participation- do it, its easy, and helps with your grade!

12/01/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PL SC 385 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hyer is a great teacher and a very knowlegable man. Sometimes he goes off on tangents, but it's cool. The tests are very fair! Overall, a very good class.

11/03/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLSC 385 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

It is an interesting class. The teacher is nice and helpful. Just expect a very far left viewpoint. He'll be telling you the New York Times is "Mainstream America" and we are too obsessed about voting. He puts a rosy picture on communism and the book used has almost nothing good to say about the USA and the videos don't balance the extremism.

04/11/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Pol IR of ASIA Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great guy... Really knows his stuff. I did not find it to hard. I enjoyed the lecture. 3 papers and reading every week and two tests. Test are all essay.

04/03/2005
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PlSc 388 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Chinese Foreign Policy: Hyer really knows his stuff, perhaps too well, because lectures are oftentimes hard to follow if you haven't already studied in the field. If you can stay awake and pay attention, you will learn a lot of good information. Tests are tough. Papers are graded more easily.

12/14/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Poly Sci370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

SUPER nice guy. If you want a professor that will help you if you are having trouble, it's him. His class is pretty dry, but it's better than those crazy hard theory classes. Only 2 papers and 2 finals so it's not a huge workload. It's better than any other 300 level theory class.

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